Important information about COVID-19

 

FAQ

COVID-19 Prevention

KTU is urging its community to follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania.

The up-to-date information on COVID-19 infection in Lithuania can be found on the page of Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It is ensured that the University community has access to the disinfectants; it is recommended to avoid close human contact and to follow other WHO recommendations.

In order to diminish human contact and to ensure the isolation, all the University staff are working remotely from March 13 through 27, with the exception of the cases when it is not possible due to the nature of work.

If you feel flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems, if you experience muscle pain or fatigue, please call immediately the Emergency Help Centre line 1808 and follow medical advice.

For more information, please call 8 618 79984 or send an email (24/7) to info@nvsc.lt

Persons coming from any foreign country must self-isolate themselves at home. Aiming to stop the threats of the novel COVID-19, the new regulations for self-isolation have been authorised by the Lithuanian

Minister of Health. These regulations describe the procedures of self-isolation at home or at other living spaces for patients who have the infection, for people who suspect that they have the infection and for those who might have had the contact with the infected person.

For more information, please visit the page of the Lithuanian Ministry of Health.

Studies during COVID-19 pandemic

From March 13 to March 27 KTU suspended the face to face delivery of learning and teaching.

From March 13, the classes are suspended for all the KTU students of all study cycles, study forms and courses – the students are provided two weeks of holidays until March 27. The classes are being rescheduled, moved forward by two weeks using the time of the spring holidays. It is being planned that the spring semester will end on June 6, and the exam session – on July 4, 2020 (these dates are subject to change depending on the decisions of the Lithuanian Government).

The preparation of the final projects has not been suspended. The students are preparing their final projects and consulting remotely with their supervisors.

From March 13 to 27 the academic community will prepare for moving the classes online. More information for teachers on how to prepare for delivering the classes online will be provided in the directive by the Vice-Rector for Studies.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at klausk@ktu.lt or bendruomene@ktu.lt

Working during the COVID-19 pandemic

If laboratory equipment is needed, the research is carried out at the University premises. Working at the laboratories, the guidelines of occupational safety must be followed; the staff must take all the protective measures against the infection:

  • Wash hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing. Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and other person.
  • Practice personal hygiene.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • If you experience unusual symptoms, feel flu-like symptoms, stay at home and seek medical care.
  • Follow the information and the guidelines of the medical staff.

The responsibility for any incidents happening in the laboratories falls on the 1st level department’s manager.

During the aforementioned period of time, all the University staff is working remotely, except when it is not possible due to the nature of work.

For those working in the office, it is recommended to avoid large meetings and physical contacts.

From March 13 to March 27 the work organising process at KTU is changed and the study process is suspended. During this period, the academic community will prepare for the online teaching.

All the staff of the KTU Central Administration is working remotely; all the documents are being processed via the intranet or by contacting the responsible member of the staff via email. For the needed signatures, please contact the relevant member of administrative staff.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at bendruomene@ktu.lt

KTU spaces and events during the COVID-19 pandemic

At the moment, the main door of the Central Building is closed. The entrance to the building is possible through the back door (from the side of the parking).

The Central Library and the libraries at the faculties are working Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00. The University community members can borrow and return books, however, the study and reading areas are closed.

KTU sports club is closed from March 16 to March 27.

During this time, all the events and meetings are cancelled; all the abroad work trips of the staff are being suspended.

If you are abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic

For Lithuanian citizens who are abroad the possibilities are being provided to come back home. They are being encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

All the information regarding the national emergency level in Lithuania is posted and updated on the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs page.

The International Relations Department has contacted and is in touch with all the KTU students who are on study exchange through Erasmus+ programme and bilateral agreements. The students who decide to suspend their studies or internship (immediately, or, depending on the situation, in the future) will be granted this possibility. Every case will be assessed individually, aiming to ensure that the students would not experience financial loss.

Following the general recommendations, the students coming back now and later will have the opportunity to produce the original mobility proof documents at later date.

Those KTU staff members who are abroad at the moment, are urged to come back to Lithuania as soon as they have a chance. After coming home, you must stay in self-isolation for 14 days, and to follow the protective measures against the infection.

 

Useful information

 

Mobile testing centres for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Lithuania:

Vilnius

“Statyk ir važiuok” parking lot next to Circle K petrol station (Savanorių Avenue 124)

“Statyk ir važiuok” parking lot next to Siemens Arena (V. Gerulaičio Street 1)

Parking lot next
Valakampiai I beach

Kaunas

Kaunas camping site
(Jonavos Street 51A)

Klaipėda

Parking lot next to Švyturys Arena (Dubysos Street 10)

Šiauliai

Parking lot next to Šiauliai Arena (Jablonskio Street 16)

Panevėžys

Parking lot next to Cido Arena
(Parko Street 12)

Alytus

Parking lot of the Cultural Centre (Pramonės Street 1B)

Marijampolė

Next to Indoors Football Arena
(Kauno Street 125)

Utena

Utenis
Stadium parking lot
(Užpalių Street 100)

Tauragė

Parking lot next to the building of the Red Cross Association
(V. Kudirkos Street 2)

Telšiai

Parking lot between Telšiai District Police Headquarters and the viaduct, next to the former garrison.

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